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#1 mellaman101

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:13 PM

This is clearly the Bills playing a extra away game a year... Was there and they were handing out tickets today.   I paid nothing to get in folks....  There were STACKS of tickets being handed out and no takers.  One woman working the mobile vending said they are giving tickets out because there are no buyers and they hope to cash in on vending...  Very sad!         Attendance: 38,969 As per  ESPN and NFL .com sites    Capacity
American football: 54,000[5]   

#2 PearlHowardman

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:36 PM

If the Bills ever moved to Toronto the entire CNY/WNY Bills fan base instantly turn into NY Giants fans.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:40 PM

Toronto does not care about the Buffalo Bills......Put a team in Toronto and you will have different results.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:46 PM

View Postthebug, on 01 December 2013 - 08:40 PM, said:

Toronto does not care about the Buffalo Bills......Put a team in Toronto and you will have different results.
You mean like the Blue Jays?  :lol:

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 09:00 PM

There were thousands of Falcon fans, a good bit of Bills fans, I really wonder how many actual Canadians attended the game because it cant be that many, this with freebies given out all over town. Im not part of the doom and gloomers talking about the Bills moving north. If these games are any measure of Canadians hunger for American football I dont see it. And yes I get that the team playing isnt named Toronto. Maybe Toronto to the shock to noone is a hockey city first and I do think Canadians may think about what having an NFL franchise in one of their largest cities would do to the CFL. Just maybe they have some loyalty to a football league played across their country.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 09:05 PM

Go Bills.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 11:11 PM

View PostPearlHowardman, on 01 December 2013 - 08:36 PM, said:

If the Bills ever moved to Toronto the entire CNY/WNY Bills fan base instantly turn into NY Giants fans.

probably and Jets too

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 11:16 PM

Darin you know better, Jays are right in middle of mlb attendance, that with a last place team....  come on now it fun to beat on Toronto ... but some reality ...

View PostAlaska Darin, on 01 December 2013 - 08:46 PM, said:

You mean like the Blue Jays?  :lol:


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 11:19 PM

All of Toronto's sports teams suck. Jays, Leafs, Raptors.  Why should local fans get fired up over another mediocrity?

PTR

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 11:21 PM

There were a couple definitive "DEFENSE" chants on a couple drives when we had the ball. It was embarrassing to say the least.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 11:25 PM

View PostBuffalo Barbarian, on 01 December 2013 - 11:11 PM, said:

probably and Jets too
lets not get carried away...

#12 millbank

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 11:28 PM

just reverse , suppose the Toronto Blues Jays needed money to survive and the powers that be decided that Buffalo and Western New York would be a good mark to get needed money to sustain Toronto franchise, I am thinking most Buffalo people would hardly be lining up to purchase tickets.  How Toronto has supported this money grab hardly any barometer as to how they would support a NFL tea. Fact is Leafs are the richest team in NHL and a poor on ice product at that, Jays and Raptors, both if you look at attendance records over the years both are right in middle of league in terms of average attendance, both Raptors and Jays on field success towards bottom. Truth is Toronto being a major business center has enough coporated monies to support any team in any league.  LIke anywhere else when these teams competitive or winners they sell out with waiting lists.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 11:39 PM

Gotta give the bills credit for trying to extend their fan base. But bringing a crappy team up there for 5 years doesn't help win folks over.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:07 AM

View PostBuffalo Barbarian, on 01 December 2013 - 11:11 PM, said:

probably and Jets too

Can You Imagine It:  The Buffalo Bills move to Toronto.  All CNY/WNY Buffalo Bills fans immediately turn into NY Giants fans.  The Giants 4 SB victories retroactively go as far west as Buffalo.

Edited by PearlHowardman, 02 December 2013 - 09:08 AM.


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:08 AM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 01 December 2013 - 11:19 PM, said:

All of Toronto's sports teams suck. Jays, Leafs, Raptors.  Why should local fans get fired up over another mediocrity?

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Don't you grill the Bills fans every year for not buying December tickets.  Isn't that a little hypocritical to make a statement like that.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:11 AM

View PostGordio, on 02 December 2013 - 09:08 AM, said:

Don't you grill the Bills fans every year for not buying December tickets.  Isn't that a little hypocritical to make a statement like that.

Yes he does!  Busted.  That's half his posts, Gordio.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:21 AM

View PostPearlHowardman, on 01 December 2013 - 08:36 PM, said:

If the Bills ever moved to Toronto the entire CNY/WNY Bills fan base instantly turn into NY Giants fans.
I won't

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:27 AM

The London games average over 80,000 attendance http://en.wikipedia....national_Series

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:34 AM

View Postmillbank, on 01 December 2013 - 11:28 PM, said:

just reverse , suppose the Toronto Blues Jays needed money to survive and the powers that be decided that Buffalo and Western New York would be a good mark to get needed money to sustain Toronto franchise, I am thinking most Buffalo people would hardly be lining up to purchase tickets.  How Toronto has supported this money grab hardly any barometer as to how they would support a NFL tea. Fact is Leafs are the richest team in NHL and a poor on ice product at that, Jays and Raptors, both if you look at attendance records over the years both are right in middle of league in terms of average attendance, both Raptors and Jays on field success towards bottom. Truth is Toronto being a major business center has enough coporated monies to support any team in any league.  LIke anywhere else when these teams competitive or winners they sell out with waiting lists.
Your probably right, Toronto is not going to support the Bills playing one game a season under the dome.  So why not end this?  Its not good for the Bills on the field or the people in Toronto.  The Bills objective of expanding their fanbase is clearly not working as evidenced by the lack of interest in the game and the only benefit is on the business end of an addtional $10 million.  Certainly they should be able to generate another $10 million somewhere to replace this?  Just playing the 8th home game as 'home' would be a start.  Raise ticket prices something like $2.  Anything but this.  This is an embarrassment on both sides of the border to both parties.

Edited by All_Pro_Bills, 02 December 2013 - 09:37 AM.


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 02:32 PM

View Postthebug, on 01 December 2013 - 08:40 PM, said:

Toronto does not care about the Buffalo Bills......Put a team in Toronto and you will have different results.
And we don`t care for Oh Canada. USA all the way.